Across America

Not long ago my partner and I traversed the vast country of America.

This dreamy lyrical documentary muses on the subtle shifts in landscape, how land shapes culture and how, tied together, these elements create a national identity.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Millefiore Clarkes

Filmmaker’s statement

Driving across America and back (from Prince Edward Island to LA) in the span of one month is not an ideal way to vacation. Too far too fast.

But covering that territory so quickly gave me an amazing insight into the fluidity and unity of landscape and culture.

One land-form spills into another, generates another, refines another. One continuous body. Boarders cleave artificially. And human culture is so inextricably tied to the land and ecology.

When you pass by and through so much so fast, this all seems quite clear.

About Millefiore Clarkes

Millefiore Clarkes

I am a filmmaker and documentarian from Canada’s smallest province, Prince Edward Island.

I am dedicated to making films that explore the essential interconnectivity between humans and the rhythms and patterns in nature.

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